Bali has come on line as the fourth international destination for Jetstar launched since November 23, 2006 with commencement of service from Sydney to Bali on Friday, December 8, 2006.
Just in time to provide much-in-demand seats over the year-end holiday period, Jetstar is operating twice weekly to Bali from Sydney and Melbourne. The new Bali flights coincided with the Airline's introduction of its StarClass business class.
Bali's Airport welcomed Jetstar Flight JQ37 from Sydney, hosting dignitaries and first flight celebrations, marking Jetstar's official launch services to Indonesia. Jetstar Group General Manager Commercial, Bruce Buchanan, was on board the first Jetstar service into Bali, and participated in celebratory activities in Bali to mark the inaugural flights. Buchanan said despite data showing a decline in visitation by Australians to Bali, Jetstar's new international services were operating ahead of expectation and would stimulate growth.
"Jetstar has confidence that Australians will return to Bali in greater numbers off the back of our value based international services and attractive fare offerings to and from the region," Buchanan said. "Jetstar has a demonstrated record in growing the markets we serve with direct services. We believe in the destination and are confident we can help turn the Australia – Bali market progressively around."
The airline is operating Airbus 330s from Sydney and Melbourne to Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Denpasar (Bali). Plans call for the Airline to begin flights to Honolulu from Australia early in 2007.
To keep their Bali flights full the Airline is offering one way fares of AU$409 from Melbourne or Sydney to Bali.
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